Using a tasbeeh

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Q: Its mentioned in the hadith to use fingers while doing tasbeeh. So if someone were to use beads instead of fingers just because he likes it more than doing on fingers, is it the same as hating what Allah has revealed? Is it an act of kufr?

See the intrpretation of the meaning of the verses.

– 47:8 But those who disbelieve – for them is misery, and He will waste their deeds.

– 47:9 That is because they disliked what Allah revealed, so He rendered worthless their deeds.

The reason why i quoted it is that Prophet Muhammad (sallalalahu alaihi wasallam) said according to hadith that when we do tasbeeh then do it on the fingers. Now if I prefer to do tasbeeh on beads because its interesting than fingers (i feel like this) am I disliking what Allah has revealed (to obey prophet)?


A: It is permissible to use a tasbeeh. Its permissibility is established from the Hadith.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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